Atiku dumps APC

Atiku Abubakar
former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has dumped Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Abubakar in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES narrated his reasons for leaving the party.

The former vice president who challenged President Muhammadu Buhari for the APC ticket in the build up to the 2015 elections did not indicate the new party he would join.

Many members of the main opposition PDP, a party Mr. Abubakar helped form, have, however been asking him to rejoin the party.

Read Mr. Abubakar’s full statement below.

On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31, 2013.

The fractionalization of the Peoples Democratic Party on August 31, 2013 had left me in a situation where I was, with several other loyal party members, in limbo, not knowing which of the parallel executives of the party was the legitimate leadership.

It was under this cloud that members of the APC made the appeal to me to join their party, with the promise that the injustices and failure to abide by its own constitution which had dogged the then PDP, would not be replicated in the APC and with the assurance that the vision other founding fathers and I had for the PDP could be actualized through the All Progressives Congress.

It was on the basis of this invitation and the assurances made to me that I, being party-less at that time, due to the fractionalization of my party, accepted on February 2, 2014, the hand of fellowship given to me by the All Progressives Congress.

On that day, I said “it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision” to accept the invitation to join the All Progressives Congress.

Like you, I said that because I believed that we had finally seen the beginnings of the rebirth of the new Nigeria of our dreams which would work for all of us, old and young.

However, events of the intervening years have shown that like any other human and like many other Nigerians, I was fallible.

While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalization, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.

Only last year, a governor produced by the party wrote a secret memorandum to the president which ended up being leaked. In that memo, he admitted that the All Progressives Congress had “not only failed to manage expectations of a populace that expected overnight ‘change’ but has failed to deliver even mundane matters of governance”.

Of the party itself, that same governor said “Mr. President, Sir Your relationship with the national leadership of the party, both the formal (NWC) and informal (Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso), and former Governors of ANPP, PDP (that joined us) and ACN, is perceived by most observers to be at best frosty. Many of them are aggrieved due to what they consider total absence of consultations with them on your part and those you have assigned such duties.”

Since that memorandum was written up until today, nothing has been done to reverse the treatment meted out to those of us invited to join the All Progressives Congress on the strength of a promise that has proven to be false. If anything, those behaviours have actually worsened.

But more importantly, the party we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people, especially our young people. How can we have a federal cabinet without even one single youth.

A party that does not take the youth into account is a dying party. The future belongs to young people.

I admit that I and others who accepted the invitation to join the APC were eager to make positive changes for our country that we fell for a mirage. Can you blame us for wanting to put a speedy end to the sufferings of the masses of our people?

Be that as it may be, after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life, I, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, hereby tender my resignation from the All Progressives Congress while I take time to ponder my future.

May God bless you and may God bless Nigeria.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:ADVERTISE HERE! CALL 07088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.


  • Mufu Ola

    Journeyman for President! Yeye dey smell!!

    • woman leader1

      A real Yeye man

    • front man

      He can’t be the President at all.

    • Night Crawler

      He will try but won’t succeed in getting to the number one sit

  • Mr Integrity

    Political prostitution…. PDP… ACN…. PDP…. APC……PDP

    • woman leader1

      Atiku doesn’t know what he want at all

    • front man

      The man is really sick

    • SpeakOut

      I tire for that man, it’s obvious that nothing good will come out of him.

  • thusspokez

    Atiku, the first-class political prostitute.

    • Night Crawler

      He will soon meet his waterloo

  • thusspokez

    BREAKING NEWS

    Atiku, the first-class political prostitute has done it again!

    • Prosperous Nigeria

      He was not a political prostitute when he joined forces with you people to unseat Jonathan in 2015?

      • thusspokez

        Who is “with you” stúpid?

    • woman leader1

      He as done it again the usual way

    • front man

      Atiku can never be the President of Nigeria.

  • greatbiodun

    Atiku , political prostitute of the highest order. You can never be the president of this country

    • Prosperous Nigeria

      He was not a prostitute when he joined forces with others to defeat Jonathan in 2015?

      • front man

        He has been a prostitute and still a prostitute.
        Shame on him.

    • woman leader1

      For where, he his only dreaming

    • front man

      He his only wasting his time, president for which country.

    • mamaT

      He can only be mayb in his dreams.

  • daygea

    Atiku is not to be trusted. What a shame.

    • Prosperous Nigeria

      But you trusted his money to defeat Jonathan in 2015. How much did you contribute to Buhari’s victory in 2015? Tel me!

      • Night Crawler

        …and how much did you find get for his failed election ?

    • front man

      He his a big shame and disgrace

  • Nuorah

    Welcome to your original party Atiku Abubakar

    • daygea

      Useless original party.

      • woman leader1

        Don’t mind him

      • front man

        Don’t mind him Jare.

    • woman leader1

      What is original party or you mean the end of his political career.

      • Prosperous Nigeria

        Talk the one wey you know. The last time I checked you are man and not God. Do you like the direction the country is going?

        • woman leader1

          And you h
          Think he his the right man for the Job.

    • Night Crawler

      He will never smell Aso-Rock anymore, no vacancy till 2023, take it or leave it

      • Lanre Curtiz

        I am not speaking for Atiku, but I am surprised there are some ‘beings’ still asking Buhari to continue……Who cast a spell on these ‘beings’? Is slavery in their DNA?

        • mamaT

          Y won’t PMB continue in 2019? Wat slavary are u talking about? He has performed excellently so far in various sectors, we need him to go ahead wit his great jobs….,I can clearly see he has the interest of the nation @ heart… PMB for 2019 in full support

          • Lanre Curtiz

            How old are you Mama T? Is this sarcasm?

    • front man

      Atiku is just a political prostitute that can go any where with that

  • woman leader1

    You are indeed atiku

  • Night Crawler

    If Nigerians voted atiku, that means A-TI-KU in Yoruba language, if you know what that means, please type it in English language

    • front man

      We are dead ni, may God safe us from it.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      WE DON DIE – WE ARE DEAD

  • front man

    This man is really confused

    • KBE

      Because he dumped the Association of Performing Comedians (APC).

  • Isaac Azor

    Looking for just a presidential ticket at all cost! Rats dey smell!!

    • front man

      He won’t get it at all.

      • PolyGon2013

        He could though. I think he is thinking about APGA. And be rest assured that if he joins APGA, the VP position will be given to an igbo man. Hail Biafra.

  • SpeakOut

    Oh my God, is Atiku coming to become president, we want a stable leader not a greedy one seeking for power all over the nation, we can’t make a confused man to become Nigeria president.

    • Kasavubu

      I have all along been counting the days as to how long he COULD keep up. Not in anyway suprised at all…

  • SpeakOut

    Atiku a number one political comedian, what a shame.

  • front man

    This man called Atiku is a shameless man, he thinks he can get this presidential ticket by all means.

    • August January

      I still don’t see how a right thinking person would want to entrust the destiny of over 170 million people into the hand of a man as unstable as Atiku!!! Shame on him for lacking a political ideology he can die for like great men as Zik, Awo, Balewa

  • thusspokez

    Many members of the main opposition PDP, a party Mr. Abubakar helped form, have, however been asking him to rejoin the party.

    This will led to break up of the PDP. They will be epic fóóls to admit him back into the party.

    The PDP are only getting back together after a long protracted internal feud between the Sheriff vs Makarfi factions. They seem to have learnt nothing from this; Admitting the political prostitute Atiku back into the party will give rise to factions, split and long court cases. Indeed it be: ‘RIP the PDP’. But why are Nigerians incapable of thinking?

    • Night Crawler

      He should go and destroy them more, no good thinking Nigerians will ever want pdp to rule them again

    • KBE

      Exactly where was Atiku when others were fighting to rescue PDP. He joined APC because it was convenient and when he didn’t have his way he wants to come reap where he did not sow. Having seen Buhari’s move to woo back the cursed Tinubu and apparent moves to block Atiku he has decided to dump APC. Where is his loyalty, commitment and conviction? I see a big battle between Makarfi and Atiku if Atiku is allowed back into PDP and the party may not survive the onslaught. Except Makarfi drops his ambition for Atiku PDP will be in big trouble.

      • Danladee

        If Makarfi drops his ambition, what about Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa and other hawks? PDP will find itself in more deeper crisis – my hope and prayers.

        • KBE

          It is not about your selfish hope and prayer it is about the future of the country. A United and strong check or opposition is needed for leaders to do the right things if you have any doubt ask Zimbabwean. Whether you believe it or not APC is PDP and PDP is APC but sides of the same coin.

  • art mon

    Atiku is very bitter and mad about INTEL. While I doubt Atiku would be next president, however, he would put money down and Buhari will not be the next president either. We may have President Saraki or a southern president

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      If you are that sure, Bruv, put a bet on it.

      • art mon

        Kay Soyemi, trust me Buhari wont make it post 2019. Remember northern billionaires like IBB, Abubakar even Dangote are just patching up with Buhari and Sambo Dasuki issue is still an issue in the North. Dont be surprised even a Good Jonathan might still emerge.

        • Samie

          Lie; Lie; Lie.

        • Dan

          My fiend you got it wrong here as far as Sambo Dasuki’s case is concerned. Majority of Northerners are not in support of Sambo Dasuki for what he was alleged to have committed during the last administration. An average Northerner is wiser now when it come to politics, rationality and morality.

          • art mon

            Dasuki is wrong but chaining him underground is silly same as el zakyxay

          • Usher- Join The Revolution

            Only people like you believe that guy is in custody. I strongly doubt.

          • art mon

            you are small headed. In democracy, you dont lock someone away fro 4 years without trial…go and learn the democracy you are discussing. at least we go with what we are told

          • Eluba Inas

            What was wrong—Dasuki sharing money meant for weapons to fight BH. Do you know how many innocent lives he sent to grave by that act? He is getting a smooth ride compare to what he did to BH victims.

          • art mon

            you are small headed. In democracy, you dont lock someone away fro 4 years without trial…go and learn the democracy you are discussing.

          • art mon

            The north is not wise with millions of uneducated alamjiris. you are small headed. In democracy, you dont lock someone away fro 4 years without trial…go and learn the democracy you are discussing.

      • Lanre Curtiz

        Buhari is never my headache, but almost 15 millions who voted him and the mentally enslaved youths who still believe this man without ideas will be the one to chart the course of their destinies.

        • Usher- Join The Revolution

          In other words Atiku is our Messiah? Lol!

          • Lanre Curtiz

            I never said that either explicitly or impliedly!

          • Usher- Join The Revolution

            oh, I see.

        • Abdul Wada

          Thanks for that comment Sir..

  • Freedom Bini

    Welcome Sir. We have to Change that Change.Nigerians must work to take this Country out of the hands of Mugabe of Nigeria

    • daygea

      A nonsense comment you have just made here.

      • Lanre Curtiz

        It can only be seen as nonsense to the mentally and eternally enslaved Saint Bubu fans who will never see anything wrong in Bubu and APC.

        • mamaT

          U are very sick in the head ursef! Cos u see anytyn good about APC, then u must be a total blind fellow.

    • stackCrawler

      Nigeria will surely be great with APC in power

  • Fanen Harden

    A very good miscalculation from Mr. Atiku Abubakar but it’s very much ok. One by one they will all return to PDP then the real Progressives will stand out better for all.
    We wish you well sir and your intentions may mean well for you and Nigerians so may God guide you rightly. Amin

    • stackCrawler

      Pdp is a failed party

      • mamaT

        There failure is very bold

  • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

    Fellow Nigerians, if Atiku and Buhari stand for election in 2019 who will you vote for?

    • Usher- Join The Revolution

      As someone from south I will vote for APC that is if Buhari contests again. Reason is that, any other Northerner apart from Buhari means presidency will remain in the north for another 8 years.

    • Okorie MD

      Niger Delta Avengers.

    • stackCrawler

      President Muhammadu Buhari for life

    • mamaT

      PMB all the way

    • Timothy

      Its easy…BUHARI…the devil you know is better than the angel you dont know….or the man who claims he has the magic stick and yet can not win primaries in any political party he joins….or is it the man who wants to be annoited to be president than contest for it….so if he becomes president tomorrow and he sees his enemies what does he do….fight them or settle them to keep quiet or just eliminate them? Atiku can not match Buhari…even if people dont like Buhari….they wont love Atiku either…very easy.

    • White cane

      you can’t compare the two, Buhari is far better than Atiku

  • 45Degree

    Hahahahahehehe. I didn’t waste my time reading this but guess what? “No internal democracy” or “APC has lost its bearing BUT now PDP has it” Don’t hold your breadth. Atiku would be nominated to represent PDP. APC wins re-election; 6 months later Atiku runs back to APC because some APC people “begged” him to come back. See?

    • Usher- Join The Revolution

      Lol

    • PolyGon2013

      Atiku is defecting to APGA.

      • Timothy

        Hahahahahahaha…that would be remarkable….I will buy the video

      • White cane

        LOLz

    • White cane

      Story and he will still loose like he has been doing

  • wode

    I can’t even bother reading to the end of the news because it’s really not a news in deed. Atiku is disappointingly most unserious of all politicians I know in this country. I overrated his political sagacity and wisdom. I want to believe that this would be the last of his series of ping-pong decamping because of his obvious journey to political oblivion in no distant future. Good luck to Atiku.

  • thusspokez

    Vacancy for a Pimp

    Sexy Atika, recently broke up with former pimp, now looking for a fresh start with a versatile new pimp. Pimp must be a registered political party in Nigeria and with proven record of winning presidential elections. Send your CV to atiku@xxxpoliticalsexworker.com

  • Dr PatMumuwole Awosan

    If people as culpable as Atiku who has wealth he couldn’t have amassed without stealing can be pulling strings like this in political circles then the way to democracy and good governance and morality in public service is still a very long one. Atiku can best be described as a beacon of corruption. How did he move from being a Head of Customs to a billionaire incorporating million dollar businesses and companies while still a civil servant and multi-million dollar deals immediately after leaving office? But in Nigeria nobody asks questions…as a result anyone, however daft or dumb can become president. SHAME!!! For goodness sake what change can an Atiku bring? It is 3 years and Buhari has not been able to set up one single factory or industry where manufacturing takes place. He has not been able to establish any business (state owned company) that produces anything and employs Nigerians. He focuses on only 2 things:
    1) Petrol dollars
    2) Imaginary stolen loot abroad.
    How can a man be this daft? With people like Buhari, Atiku, Osinbajo etc Nigeria will remain a developing country in perpetuity.

  • Fairgame

    Nigeria needs thinkers, captains of industry and not thieves and hardened criminals as presidents or leaders in any shape or form. This fellow is just pursuing his quest for power and nothing more.

  • ODOFIN, Lagos

    Atiku, Atiku, this man is really desperate for power. This news is not new now. I expect Aisha Mohammed (Minister of Women Affair) to resign too and I also state that Buhari has not been consulting with her on her ministry activities. Yeye! Story for the gods

  • KBE

    It must have been a bad day for you. One can understand your pain and frustration. Atiku is formidable and has better reach across the nation. It is yet to be seen how many members of the National Assembly will go with him. How many governors and government appointees will dump APC. Is still a guess. Here begins the game. We are watching it. A sad day indeed for APC.

    • PolyGon2013

      Actually, it is a good day for APC. Good riddance.

      • Eluba Inas

        I see it that way too. It is more like bad day for PDP as he will move there and create divisions.

        • PolyGon2013

          Yep. That is right. Meanwhile, though, I think Atiku still has something to offer Nigeria, short of the Presidency though. But again, a year is a long time in politics. Atiku could end up becoming the President of Nigeria because human memories are too short. I wish him good luck (or fortunato) in his quest to preside over Nigeria.

  • PolyGon2013

    Good luck to Atiku.

  • PolyGon2013

    Atiku is defecting to APGA. He will make an Igbo man his VP. Hurrah!

    • Netanyahu

      Of course, if you did not bring Ibo into this your father will jump into the lagoon from 3rd mainland bridge out of frustration.

  • Rosemary

    As long as Nigeria remains with the present structure and refuses to restructure, below mediocre personalities like Atiku will dominate the political space

  • stackCrawler

    We stand with president Buhari all the way

  • stackCrawler

    If we vote for Atiku; then A TI KU in Nigeria God forbid ; we stand with APC for life

    • Agba

      What is your gain in APC,no electricity,no salary in 25 states of Nigeria,killings by boko haram and Fulani heardmen all over the place.?

    • Suleiman Alatise

      We don die?

    • mamaT

      U are very right…. dat is y he is a No

    • White cane

      nobody will vote him nah, we know him

    • dele20

      Yes ooo, APC is working great

      • soulchild

        Working great for who? Do you reside in this country at all?

        • dele20

          You have the question to answer.

          If you reside in this country, you’d have seen great things in this present government unlike the 16years misrules in corruption

  • Ahmed Tukur

    Whenever election time comes closer, Atiku would jump from one party to another seeking for presidential nomination.

    • mamaT

      He is a dishonest man and can’teven come close to be president! He can’t even maintain one party….. looking for where is favorable

      • dele20

        Atiku is joking, we don’t need him as our president

    • White cane

      He’s always losing so this time won’t be an exception

    • dele20

      Atiku is a clown

  • In support of NDelta AVENGERS

    Pls Niger Delta Avengers do not disappoint us.

  • monnie uwa

    From pillar to post, please retire from politics. Money cannot buy everything, our voter cards has the power on who will continue to steal from the resources

  • monnie uwa

    From pillar to post, please retire. our voter cards gave us the power on who will continue to steal from our resources

    • atakamosu

      AD to ACN to APC and Atiku is just another politician. Obanikoro or even Buhari jumped parties. It’s the Nigerian politicians for you. Watch as others jump the floundering APC ship. You know APC is on fire set by the jag himself. Burn down the house, attack your fellow party members. Atiku has jumped ship after he read the writing on the wall, expelled expatriates. Saraki, Oyegun, Banire to name a few will be pushed out. Either you jump or are pushed out, the jag is willing to burn down the house if he doesn’t have his way. Next shake up is cabinet reshuffle to place ministries in the hands of the jag to raise funds for 2019. Interesting!

  • sirOscie

    I wish the waziri Adamawa luck in his future political adventures…. An asset that the ruling party failed to utilize.

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      An asset or a political prostitute.

      • sirOscie

        The answer you seek is contained in my above comment…
        No one stays where he is not wanted, valued or appreciated…
        Common Principle!

    • front man

      Atiku political prostitute

      • sirOscie

        It’s a common tread in Naija politics……. He is not alone in seeking political relevance where he deems fit… Even buhari did to actualize his dreams.

        • Eluba Inas

          No, Buhari did not. He was a member of ANPP, then he setup his own party CPC, and that party mergered with others to form APC. Big difference.

          • sirOscie

            it’s all the same thing……why didn’t he stay put in Anpp?
            Why form Cpc?
            Why merge with others to form Apc?
            It all happened in his search for better opportunities and chance to Aso villa

          • Eluba Inas

            Seriously, you don’t get what I wrote?

          • sirOscie

            So do you?

    • White cane

      Which asset, make in park well jare

  • Timothy

    Please sir Atiku, dont blame the president for not consulting you guys…..I would have done the same too……mainly because I do not want to make the same mistake Jonathan made in his time taking in all kinds of advise and threats from those he felt helped him get there and eventually losing woefully. If you are indeed for the country and the people…. you would allow Mr. President rule as he sees fit and take responsibility for all his errors, mistakes and good judgements….its not an easy task to rule a country and I dont think anyone will see it as a piece of cake…..but frankly for your person you have been jumping from one party to the other….the question is not the party anymore but the person (Atiku)…..so I challenge you to take on the challenges you may face in any party head on….life is not a bed of roses……the obstacles that made you fail primaries in any of these parties is the same obstacles you will still face when you eventually become president through any party (if you ever get there). So I challenge you….know your greatest allies….know your enemies and make them your allies…..create a niche for yourself as the person that can be trusted and can rule this country and win the heart of the masses……jumping from one party to another shows desperation…….Buhari joined the ANPP then merged to the CPC and still became their flag bearer. Win the crowd…win believers/followers and not sycophants and you will win any primaries in any party. If you move to the PDP you will still have enemies….APC would add to your biggest enemies joined by those you think you left in the PDP…you will now have an increased number of enemies….you wont go anywhere politically with such enemies against you. Try and win your enemies over if you are that desperate.

    • Agba

      The country is in the right direction now?

    • front man

      You spoke well but Atiku is a political prostitute all in the name of power

    • Nigeria is on the right track. Atiku is just wasting his time no matter how hard he tries.

      • dele20

        Atiku is wasting his time, Nigeria can never vote for him

    • m

      Timothy you are so naïve. only lazy people like you accepts this government that specialized in terrorizing businesses, political opponents, religious organizations(except sunni muslems), freedom fighters etc. this is a government that preaches anti corruption but there are corruption themselves. Did you listen to Maina’s lawyer at NASS yesterday?. Did you listen to Aisha buhari on the aso rock clinic?., What of the 25billion dollars NNPC/Barau/Buhari contract?. Is it not amazing that Buhari’s men are the ones revealing the corruption themselves?. This is like two thieves that stole but sharing became a problem and that is why there are revealing themselves.

      • Moses Stone

        Comot from here jare

      • Timothy

        You see your statements show sentiments and not logic….show us where Buhari stole or diverted or is corrupt? I will tell you a girl working in shoprite abuja was able to divert N500 million to her account does not mean the manager is involved…or does it? Try and make sense in your arguments and not use bias because you are not chatting with idiots all the time. We know some Nigerians dont like to think and would take anything that is presented to them as long as it sounds good but for those who are serious about development no one will choose Atiku…he was in charge at some time of a corrupt system and did nothing and it decayed…he was part of the people who set up PDP that looted this country and we want him back???? To finish off where he left ???? Are you reasoning at all???

  • I Love Atheism

    Atiku, don’t think about the Youths more than 70% of Buhari’s supporters are youths and they are ready to die for Buhari. Unfortunately, the same confused and hopeless youths thinm Mugabe is too old and a tyrant.

    • dele20

      Kudos to PMB, incorruptible Buhari will surely win second term

  • TUNERI2

    ”On that day, I said “it is the struggle for democracy and constitutionalism and service to my country and my people that are driving my choice and my decision” to accept the invitation to join the All Progressives Congress”. IMAGINE!!!. These people think Nigerians are fools. He was the vice president for how many years, Which service did he gave to Nigerians. Osinbajo is the VP now and we can all see his contribution.

    • mayGodpunishopressors

      What contribution are we seeing from Osin. Osin is a liar like lai mohammed. Infact lies comes out of the VP’s mouth like a fart. He lies against the church and say all manner of trash against the body of Christ just to please his master general buhari. When he leaves office he will go to the same church to seek forgiveness and he will be forgiven.

      • Moses Stone

        Sharaaaaaaaaaaap … idiooooot

    • White cane

      He’s just deceiving himself

  • Oskirin

    Atiku,,,,he pain me oooo.well..good luck to u wherever u go.

    • White cane

      Apc don’t need him jare, only what i know is that aso rock is not for him

  • Baba Jada

    Atiku is Right to leave the APC, cos it is apparent that his ambition cannot be met from within APC. More grease to your elbows Waziri, we promise to follow you wherever you go. #Atikuforpresident2019

    • itas2000

      Allah ya raka taki gona. Safety journey. Juffu jam.

    • front man

      Even if Atiku enter pit you shall follow

      • Netanyahu

        Yes O. He is better than this skeleton who does not know that 97 + 5 is more than 100.

      • Baba Jada

        Is Nigeria not a pit right now?

    • White cane

      yes he’s right because apc does not want such a person in their party

      • Netanyahu

        Since when? Did you read the same report as us?

        • progressive

          ATIKU ole

          • dele20

            Atiku is a politicalthief

      • Baba Jada

        sorry he left the party its too late to say you don’t want him.

    • progressive

      How can his aspiration be meet when he has been jumping from one party to the other it shows that he cant be trusted at all

      • Baba Jada

        no be Jump wey everyone do to APC, Jumping back is a normal thing. Then that means APC too cannot be trusted since na Jumping jumping they use form am.

      • dele20

        He is just wasting his time, who will vote for Atiku? No one

  • Tha HU

    Atiku just committed political suicide

    • White cane

      Leave the man he’s a political prostitute, but APC don’t care about him. let him go

    • progressive

      He is indeed he is just wasting the loots money when he was the former vp

    • victoria

      Atiku and Diezani Madueke are the most corrupt Nigerian of all time.

  • Spoken word

    good riddance.

  • OIL SPILLS IN Niger DELTA

    THE people of Uwheru community in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State have appealed to Delta State and Federal Governments to come to their aid over an oil spill that is currently ravaging their community. The spill which occurred on a pipeline linking the Evwerni Well 8 & 9, was reportedly noticed by residents of Egbo quarters of the community on October 29. Umukoro (A representative of the community) explained; “Suspecting equipment failure, we contacted the company and they promised to do the needful but till date they are yet to and the spill is doing more damage to other adjourning farmlands in the area.”

    On the extent of damage by the spill, another community leader, Boggie Ogbe said: “At the moment, the livelihood of the community which is fishing and farming is in jeopardy because the spill which is on the stream in the community, has damaged aquatic life and is fast spreading to other areas.”

    All Brigadier Buhari cares about is the money from the Niger Delta and giving orders to Army to harass, rape, kill and molest civilians and protect the foreign oil company staff and not about the people who own the oil wealth. When there was oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico in US, President Obama personally visited and engaged Shell BP and the company had no choice but to clean up 100% and pay compensation. But in Nigeria Imam OLODO aka brainless and certificate forger does nothing. Niger Delta AVENGERS please and please come to our aid. We beg of you.

    • thusspokez

      Off Topic!

      PT Moderator, please delete the comment.

      • progressive

        Clown

    • progressive

      ATiku is a political traitor and he will continue to be failing

      • dele20

        You are right

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    His political career has come to an end

  • White cane

    Who akiku help , omo make in go and seat down no vacancy for Aso rock till the President finishes his second tenure

    • daygea

      Very true. Atiku should go and park well.

      • dele20

        Atiku is just wasting his time,

  • REFLECTION

    31 peeople died in Tuesday’s attack at a Mosque in Mubi, Adamawa state. Only 4 comments appeared in that story. …and 28 were murdered by a militia in Zamfara or somewhere in a North central state. Again, only 3 comments appeared in that story. 28 Nigerian girls driven by Army invasion of the Eastern states on operation Python dance ran off to seek refuge in Europe but drowned at sea. Again less than 10 comments appeared in that story. BUT Atiku resigns from APC attracts 125 comments in less than 4 hours. There is no hope for Nigeria and the governed are worse than the thieving leaders.

    • A.A.Ngalos

      28 Nigerian girls driven by Army invasion, this is a day light LIE, they went there for prostitution as usual.

    • progressive

      Bigot so there is hope in pdp who almost truncate the resources for his country

    • AryLoyds

      Atiku is going to join IPOB next as that is the only organisation left for the politician

    • I Love Atheism

      Nigerians are lost. There is no connection between this comment and IPOB or PDP, you people are typing what is in your heads which is different from what the comment said.

  • Atiku is a political prostitute. If he likes, he should create his own party, he will never become the president.

  • White cane

    Leave that one , who need self? let him go pdp that’s dead already

  • samG60

    I do not like that Atiku keeps jumping from party to party, it shows complete lack of judgement. I will not label him corrupt as I do not have one shred of evidence to show that he is corrupt and nobody has publicly shown that either. The truth of the matter is politics is a dirty business in Nigeria and there are very few politicians of relevance with clean hands, even the one that claims he is the only saint in town collected stolen money for campaign from Abacha’s son and several governors at various times knowing fully well the money is stolen, and has allowed his donors and close friends to benefit from oil deals and other government patronage, so what are we talking about.? is nepotism, favouritism, bigotry, not worse? Atiku is well prepared to lead the country in terms of research and policy, and each time he runs he seems to put in a lot of work into how he will actually solve the problems bedevilling the country with specific policies. Atiku will definitely be an improvement on the current clueless disaster we have now. But I will not be voting for him if he makes it unto the ballot.

    • Okakuoofbenin

      My thoughts bro. You have a discerning mind and not given to the mob mentality of these paid PMB trollers gallivanting about like their principal is the best thing that happened to Naija after sliced bread.

      • progressive

        There is nothing like paid we are talking about the lunatic personality of Atiku who has been jumping from one place to another

    • progressive

      It shows that Atiku is a political monster Nigerians should beware we shouldn’t let this kind of Atiku to be our president if care is not taken he will sell most of Nigerians resources once he become Nigeria president

      • dele20

        Atiku can never be our next president

        • Tunsj

          You got that right.

  • Adekunle

    It would have been better for Atiku to decamp ( which is his right) without blaming others for his woes.How could he accuse Buhari of not consultinghim when the President has appointed at least 2 popular loyalists of Atiku to very high and sensitive posts namely : (1) Aisha Alhassan ( Mama Taraba) as Federal Minister of Women Affairs and (2) Garba Shehu ( who was Atiku’s spokesprson till he lost APC primary) as Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity).
    Atiku’s despiration is understandable as he would to 71 tomorrow 25 Nov 2017 being born on November 25, 1946.Age is not on his side as this may be his last chance to contest for Nigeria Presisent.We should rather pity him .

    • Netanyahu

      You are the problem of Nigeria not Atiku. Sometimes I want to believe that you yorubas are cursed. To hell with you and your skeleton hero.

      • progressive

        You are the one that is been cursed so are you saying Atiku he is not the problem he is indeed a mad dog I don’t know what he is looking for

      • simon tor gideon

        It looks as if you are the one who is Nigeria`s problem.What he has stated above are facts,Atiku is a very greedy man looking for the position of Nigerian president as if it is a do or die affair.At his age,he keeps jumping from one party to another simply because he wants to be president.Nigerians know him and his inordinate ambition to occupy this position more than he knows himself.He is not some one any body can rely on,why must the president be consulting him for his day to day gvernance policies?Is he an alternate president?

        • share Idea

          And your relying on Buhari, has it brought any good thing to Nigeria…

          • dele20

            PMB is uplifting this great nation, Nigeria is progressing day by day under this present government

      • Owejah

        Honorable Netanyahu! If it takes just the NAME to represent a whole tribe, everything Joe Igbokwe says will represent the opinion of the Igbos just as all Yorubas will readily agree with Fani-Kayode’s opinions! I have been following your contributions, many of which I truly found to be products of good thinking. I wish to God however that you are able to purge your comments of this incessant resort to insulting a whole tribe in order to make a point.

    • progressive

      Any political party Atiku joins he is just going there to destroy it all I can say is that Atiku is just wasting his money he should go and look for what he can used his money to invest on

      • whereto

        Atiku can’t win even in his native Adamawa. This move will not cause any loss of sleep to pmb

      • dele20

        You are right, you have spoken my mind

  • Moses Stone

    The final BOMB has been thrown into PDP to finish it completely. Good riddance to fake rubbish. Oya carry ya kaya and go to PDPigs

    • progressive

      Atiku not being in Apc shouldn’t be a news he has been a one way traffic I don’t expect anything good thing from him all I know that despite his ambition he can never be president of this country

  • progressive

    Thai shouldn’t be a news at all we all know that atiku for once has never been a serious human being

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Well! former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, continues to display his lack of political-stability and trust of the people of Nigeria, by defecting from PDP to APC, again now suffering from same instability virus that compelled him to defect from PDP, has again defects to an unknown political party.Quite an unstable leadership stature.

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      Atiku is a political comedian

  • tinubuthief

    A very wise decision. Accept my congratulations Mr Atiku for this bold step. This is a welcomed development. What is a visionary person like Atiku doing with those deadwood like Buhari and lie lie muhammed .A government of propaganda. Somebody should give me a project that was initiated and has been completed by Buhari or any of his Governors in the 24 APC controlled states.

    • NaijaMindOfChange

      Bad belle go kill you no doubt…u dey yan dust

    • Ubong

      Performances by supposed elected governors does not depend on non ideological alphabet called partu in our country. Performances if individual governor is basically, in my opinion a choice of the governor to do selfless services to his fellow human beings, in this case brothers, sisters and parents from his community and state.. until we start voting human beings with track records of developmental and leadership qualities, we will continue to blame innocent man sitting at Abuja for our underdevelopment.

  • Abdussalami Yaro

    No PT. It should be, “APC dumps Atiku”.

    • Julius

      Hahahahahahaha, correct !!

    • Tunsj

      Couldn’t agree more. This corrupt guy can’t be trusted. Move on to PDP.

    • Owejah

      Yaro, you have a super brain! APC dumped Atiku long ago!

  • The Prophet

    Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will win 2019 elections…I heard it clearly this morning…He will be the saviour Nigeria seeks…Most top politicians will die next year and some in the first two months of 2019…This is my number +27 766 58 7037 keep this record…

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      A four one niner at a glance.

  • Julius

    Is this news ?..we all knew this was coming.

    • Tunsj

      He couldn’t get his way.

      • Julius

        Nope!… not when Buhari and Obj are still around. Now is fraudulent port company is in trouble. Let the fun proceed !

  • blueeyedkitten

    he just lied again.

  • So oju abe niko

    If all we get to choose from is between Atiku and Buhari (and I hope not), then Atiku is it is. Even with his warts and all, he would be head and shoulder better than Buhari. The best thing PMB can do for us right is to declare a disinterest in a 2nd term, and leave the field wide open – under that scenario, even candidates from other parties, different from PDP/APC, may have a legitimate shot at the presidency.

    • Gary

      I couldn’t agree more with your position. The ideal thing is for the Atikus and Buharis to retire for a generational change in Nigeria.
      My preference, if the Presidency remains “zoned” to the North is for Abubakar Umar to vie for the office. Absent that, I will hold my nose and reservations to vote for Atiku if the likes of Bola Tinubu and the Buhari cult-worshippers stick with the sickly old autocrat for a second term.
      The Nigerian union will not survive the re-election of Muhammadu Buhari.

      • ndegwu

        Gary I love ur comment even due I can not vote 4 Atiku or Tinubu ,ur really said the truth dat Nigeria can not survive Buharis second term.Tanks 4 dat.

  • Al

    This supposed to be a news sometime back when apc dump him (Atiku), politically is done and his dying.

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      Atiku is a political chameleon.

  • Lami T

    Good and honorable move. It take strength, guts and purpose to be a good leader, Atiku Abubakar embodies all that and more. My vote always will be his.

    • Sir Louis

      On point

  • Tunsj

    He wouldn’t be elected dog-catcher right now and in 2019. This man never cease to amaze me. I wouldn’t be surprised if he forms his own party.

    • Julius

      lmaoooooooooooooo…no kill mi ooo !

  • August January

    Finally, Atiku “tiku”! Yes, Atiku is finally dead politically! And, in fact, I don’t know how he won’t cut short his own life with all this, because he can NEVER ever smell that seat! Depression awaits him in 2019

    • princegab

      You will be surprised sir.

      • Abu-Mu’awiya

        As how?.Atiku is like a dead horse in Nigerian politics

        • princegab

          Ok ooo, thanks

  • princegab

    Atiku is the man for now and surely will defeat pmb any time, now and 2019.

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      Atiku if you don’t know is now totally irrelevant politically he can’t win any election in his Jada local government talkless of Nigerias president.He is a mere political jingoistic.

  • Ejire

    Atiku, from PDP to ACN, from ACN back to PDP, from PDP to APC, then from APC, may be back to PDP. How else can one describe lack of vision, integrity and stability? If you cannot remain in an ordinary party and confront its ills and challenges as a show of political sagacity and good leadership, should you then be trusted to lead a country of about 190 million people? May be Atiku will defect to another country as soon as he finds Nigeria’s problems intractable.

    • 45Degree

      DEFECTING? There HARDLY a Nigerian politician without Dual Citizenship or already in the process of getting one. That means Atiku already defected to another country.

    • Olatubosun

      Atiku has nothing to give us

    • Abu-Mu’awiya

      An intellectual comment, may you be blessed and blessed.

    • duwdu

      Atiku has become the weeping/wiping boy of Nigerian politics, or, as his situation is termed in the sweet science of boxing, the gate-keeper. In other words, in any one political groupings he joins, Atiku is the old veteran others get to defeat to trumpet their arrival as champion. Just like Jonathan (in the PDP) and Kwankwaso (in the APC) did.

      $hit just got real for politician Abubakar Atiku.

      ……..
      P34c3
      …..

  • Isyaku Muhammad

    Mr dumper (Atiku) which party are you going to join?

    • Whalerolex

      Most likely back to PDP. I don’t see any mega party springing up in the next 12months.
      I don’t blame people like Atiku, I blame those who would sell their vote 500 naira

      • dele20

        Atiku is a clown.

        • Olatubosun

          He is a crazy clown

    • Tunsj

      Boko Haram party.

  • david

    More like APC dumps Atiku …

    • Suleiman Alatise

      Yes, you are quite right, he was never an asset to the party but a liability and nuisance good ridance to bad rubbish.

  • Wale

    Yassssssss! Let the drum roll. I Am For Atiku Nation! We are kicking Buhari Out. Buhari IS the poster child for CORRUPTION! At least with Atiku we know who he is.

    • Olatubosun

      You are for corruption

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Atku is delusional.

  • dele20

    Atiku can never be our next president

  • Olatubosun

    We all know that Atiku is a fake

  • Olatubosun

    We can’t support Atiku for president…..
    He is a fraudster

  • 54th Mass. Regiment

    Aliko Dangote for President 2019

    • PolyGon2013

      Running a business is not the same as running a government. Business can be brutal, but government should not. However, Dangote may have talents for both. Good luck to Nigeria.

      • 54th Mass. Regiment

        trudat, when you think of business, one thinks of business model, productivity, a PLAN, creativity, thinking outside the box. Nigeria is on the ropes, it does not appear that the politicians we currently have, possess the BRAINS and ability to lure the talent to pull Nigeria out of the abyss. We need to tera everything up & start from scratch. Dangote has proven that he has the “STONES”(big balls), alpha male qualities to GET THE JOB DONE

    • Tunsj

      In your dream.

  • Abu-Mu’awiya

    A vote for Atiku is a vote for corruption

  • Abu-Mu’awiya

    Atiku is the most corrupt Nigerias ever standing

  • JasV

    Long overdue!!! Very good bye to very rotten bad rubbish

  • MOOB

    This is serious but I hope similar reasons would not be given in future for dumping your new party after APC.

  • chinedu

    Is this the predicted implosion or will it be an explosion of APC? The next few days may become more interesting politically.

  • Mr. Abdin

    INTEREST IS THE ULTIMATE IN POLITICS.